Core Values

The Library Project’s Core Values ground our programs, the libraries we provide, and the training that we conduct. They guide us through every decision that we make. Take some time to learn more about our Core Values, along with a few examples of how we put these into practice.

STEAM Education
Girl’s Education
Inclusion & Diversity
Promoting World Peace
Protecting the Environment
Local Publishers & Languages
Teacher Training
Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting

STEAM Education

The Library Project provides early exposure to engaging and interesting STEAM material, giving children the opportunity to spark their interest in these fields. Our STEAM resources are education-based, so children will always be learning practical knowledge through the items in our libraries. We have books that teach the engineering behind construction vehicles to stories that teach why fruit seeds won’t grow in your belly. By providing access to STEAM resources we give children in rural communities a chance to dive into the world in which they live in a new, fascinating way.

Girls’ Education

Young girls having access to STEAM education is crucial for our future, but it’s especially important for young girls in Asia. We are conscious and selective with the STEAM resources we donate. Our libraries contain STEAM books that show young girls as equals and leaders in STEAM fields. Our books show girls as fitness and nutrition experts, chemists, nurses, doctors, and astronomers. By providing girls equal access to STEAM educational resources, we are able to spark their imaginations at an early age and give them exposure to STEAM to help improve their confidence in the field.

Inclusion & Diversity

We live in a diverse, beautiful world full of challenges that require knowledge, critical thinking, creativity, and bravery. Our mission is to give children access to books that will not only help improve their literacy but help educate them for the future.

Our libraries contain books that promote gender equality, kindness, and bravery. The selected books teach about topics such as science, engineering, and the environment.

Promoting World Peace

We donate books that promote world peace by teaching kindness, friendship, and bravery. One book, in particular, features a blind Little Red Riding Hood who bandages up the wolf bound to eat her. The mean wolf learns the true meaning of kindness, even when he didn’t deserve it. We also have books that show children what it looks like to be kind to family members. We hope that the more kindness we show to children, the kinder our world will be in the future.

Protecting the Environment

Our books about the environment are engaging and interesting. They inspire children to interact with the world around them in a respectful way. Our books also empower children by educating them with facts, giving them the confidence to know they are capable of making positive changes for our environment.

Local Publishers & Languages

We donate 100% local language children’s books. This makes reading more natural, fun, and engaging for children. Local language books are familiar and inviting, which encourages children to read more often. The books we donate are always published in the working country. Our libraries contain a majority of local authors and illustrators. We strive not only to provide children access to great books but to support local artists and publishers in the process. Further, it is valuable when children see authors and illustrators with names like their own. It’s a subtle reminder that if they wish to be artists, they can succeed just like others in their own country.

Teacher Training

Teachers are important, and for that reason, The Library Project provides a comprehensive teacher training course at each school we work with. The course provides teachers with ways to use books in their classrooms, how to work with other teachers to use their school library, and educates teachers on how to create a system for their school to allow students to check-out books to read at home. We have found that this training course results in 94% of our libraries being effectively used on a daily-to-weekly basis after the first year.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting

The Library Project conducts one-year of monitoring & evaluation at every library that we donate and program that we conduct. Through this reporting, we are able to provide additional training and support when needed. Measuring our results is at the core of all our programs.

Measuring Our Results

At The Library Project, we believe measuring our impact is important.

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2019 Annual Report

Through our in-depth Annual Reports, The Library Project is an open book.

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Financial Transparency

Learn about our financial efficiency, donor accountability, and operational transparency.

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